Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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The UDL Guidelines are a tool that can be used to design learning experiences that meet the needs of all learners. These guidelines offer a set of concrete suggestions for applying the UDL framework to practice and help ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities.

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Access several videos that demonstrate best practices in use of UDL.

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CAST is an educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.

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Use this site to create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills.

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This site provides multiple resources for Universal Design for Learning.

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Do It! promotes the application of universal design principles to create a more accessible and usable world. DO-IT is funded by the U.S. Department of Education (grant # OPE P333A020044, #OPE P333A990042, and # OPE P333A050064) and the National Science Foundation (Cooperative Agreement #HRD-0227995) to share guidance and resources on applications of universal design, promoting the development of more accessible products and environments. DO-IT's special focus is on universal design in education (UDE), which includes information technology, physical spaces, student services, and instruction.  It is hosted by the University of Washington.

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Ohio State University identifies characteristics of good teaching, using the Universal Design.

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Florida Educator's Virtual Learning provides reviewed videos for use by teachers, students, and parents in all content areas and across all grade levels.

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Search for free PowerPoints and graphic organizers for Universal Design for Learning offered by PowerSource.

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Using UDL principles upfront means making fewer adaptations later—and reaching more students.

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Founded in 2009, the National UDL Center supports the effective implementation of UDL by connecting stakeholders in the field and providing resources and information about student learning.

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This site provides access to 35 articles addressing the best practicesin student learning.

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UDL Editions take advantage of the flexibility of digital media to reach and engage all learners. Leveled supports and the Texthelp Toolbar balance challenge and support for each learner, ages 10 and up. Select your book to get started!

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Use this check list to self assess your own use of UDL practices that impact your students' learning.

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that gives all individuals equal opportunities to learn.

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This chart identifies multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement.

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The concept of universal design is not new. Its use began in the field of architecture, but its application has spread rapidly into environmental initiatives, recreation, the arts, health care, and education. Principles of universal design that traverse all of these areas have been developed (see Table 1). It is reasonable to expect that they can apply equally as well to large-scale assessments.

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